Quick Macaroni and Cheese

Quick Macaroni and Cheese

Adapted from Everybody's Food Budget booklet

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With a bit of practice and a few of our cooking tips...this Mac and Cheese recipe will easily be a family favourite. Find out how to give it your "own twist" by changing up the recipe. Let's start cooking!

Ingredients: Quick Macaroni and Cheese (Makes 3 servings)
Imperial Measurement Ingredient Metric Measurement
1 cup macaroni, uncooked 250 mL
4 cups water 1 L
1/8 Tsp  salt ½ mL
2 tbsp  flour 30 mL
¼ tsp dry mustard ~1 mL
1/8 tsp  pepper ½ mL
1 cup milk 250 mL
  1 green onion, finely chopped    
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated 250 mL


  1. Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the meantime, mix flour, dry mustard and pepper in a medium size bowl. Add milk slowly, stirring until smooth. 
  3. Add onion and cheese to the milk mixture.
  4. Add milk mixture to macaroni noodles and stir to prevent sticking. Cook over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Serving Ideas

Toss in ½ cup cooked vegetables, leftover cooked chicken, ground beef, ham or tuna.  Or serve with a salad or other vegetables such as carrots, peas or green beans.

Nutrition Information: Quick Macaroni and Cheese (Per 1 serving)
Nutient Amount
Calories 340
Fat 14 g
Saturated fat 9 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol  40 g
Sodium 380 mg
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 16 g
Vitamin A 10% DV
Vitamin C 2% DV
Calcium 35% DV
Iron 8% DV

Percent Daily Values (%DV) Are Based on a  2,000 Calorie Diet. Your Daily Values May Be Higher or Lower Depending on Your Caloric Needs. 

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